Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2022

Monday, April 4th to Friday, April 8th is this year’s Graduate Student Appreciation Week, a week full of online and in-person activities and events designed to celebrate graduate students here at UConn.

According to National Association of Graduate-Professional Students: “In 1993, three students, Tony Rosati, Gina Pearson & Anne Holt, all activists within the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students, wanted to find a way to physically manifest support and appreciation of the contributions, impact and value of graduate students. Their effort led to a cooperative initiative called National Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week.”

We are excited to celebrate your achievements at UConn through events hosted by The Graduate School, campus partners and academic departments.

In addition, we would like to appreciate and acknowledge that the land on which The Graduate School gathers is the territory of the Mohegan, Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett, Nipmuc, and Lenape Peoples, who have stewarded this land throughout the generations. We thank them for their strength and resilience in protecting this land, and aspire to uphold our responsibilities according to their example.

University-Wide Events

Mon. April 4th

The Graduate School: Drinks & Refreshments | The Graduate School Lobby (Whetten Graduate Center Second Floor) | 9:00 AM

Start the new week by stopping by The Graduate School lobby! We will have coffee, assorted tea, pastries, and delicious snacks for graduate students to go. Limited Graduate School merchandise will also be available to grab. For those who aren't familiar with the Whetten Graduate Center, it is located right next to UConn Recreation Center and the Homer Babbidge Library. Signs will be posted at the entrance of the building for more directions.

For more information, please contact: Jia Cai, jic14029work@uconn.edu

Wed. April 6th

Center for Career Development: LinkedIn Headshots and CV/ Résumé Reviews | Center for Career Development (Wilbur Cross Building Second Floor) | 10 AM – 12:30 PM

Center for Career Development is excited to offer free LinkedIn headshots and 10-minute CV/ Résumé reviews. Services will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please bring a printed copy of your résumé or CV if you are interested in attending the CV/Resume reviews. Refreshments will also be provided for participants.

Note: the event modality is subject to change due to university COVID-19 policies.

For more information, please contact: Zoe Damiao Xu, dzx19001work1@uconn.edu

Thurs. April 7th

Rainbow Center: Coffee & Donuts | Rainbow Center (SU 4th Floor) | 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

For more information, please contact: Christopher Richard, christopher.d.richard@uconn.edu

The Graduate School & Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services: Pizza Party & Goodie Bag Giveaway | Student Union 104 | 11:00AM – 12:00PM

In collaboration of Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services and Commuter Student Appreciation Week, stop by SU 104 to grab free slices of pizza and Graduate School merchandise goodie bags to go! All items will be given at a first come first serve basis.

For more information, please contact: Jia Cai, jic14029work@uconn.edu

*CANCELED* Women’s Center: Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop | Women’s Center Program Room (SU 4th Floor) | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

The Start Smart workshop is specifically designed to empower women college students about to enter the job market with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages. By learning strategies and practicing effective language, participants gain valuable skills they can use throughout their lives — well beyond their next negotiation.  This is a free workshop, but registration is required https://forms.office.com/r/7xpMFi5PnZ

For more information, please contact: Kathy Fischer, kathy.fischer@uconn.edu

Fri. April 8th

The Graduate School: Lunchtime Trivia | Webex | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Not being able to grab goodie bags in-person? Join us during lunch for three rounds of fun trivia! Graduate School merchandise goodie bags and Graduate School t-shirts will be given and mailed out to the top 3 winners of each round.

This event will be live interpreted and captioned by UCIS.

Webex Meeting Link

Password: gsaw2022

For more information, please contact: Jia Cai, jic14029work@uconn.edu

*TIME CHANGE* International Student & Scholar Services: Hot Cocoa, cookies and S’mores | Student Union Fire Pit (Near North Entrance) | 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Treat yourself with a midday break and sweets while meeting other international graduate students! ISSS will give out limited small thank-you gifts to hand out (while supplies last) at the event.

For more information, please contact: Huong Pham, huong.pham@uconn.edu

Department-specific Events

All Week

First Year Programs & Learning Communities: Graduate Student Social Media Spotlight

FYP&LC will be recognizing graduate students who work with Learning Communities throughout the week on social media.

For more information, please contact: Helena DeBald, helena.debald@uconn.edu

Graduate Business Programs at the GBLC

Monday, April 4th: “Tough cookies never crumble” Cookies and coffee for all Hartford based students from 4-6PM in the 6th floor lobby area.
Tuesday, April 5th: “No matter how you slice it, we appreciate you!” Pizza for all Hartford based students from 4-6PM in the 6th floor lobby area.
Wednesday, April 6th and Thursday, April 7th: “Study Survival Kits” will be distributed for all Hartford based students from 10AM-6PM in the 6th floor lobby area.

For more information, please contact Kristen.barbaris@uconn.edu

Graduate Business Programs at the Stamford Campus

Monday, April 4th and Wednesday, April 6th: “No matter how you slice it, we appreciate you!” Pizza for all Stamford based students from 5-7PM in the Gen Re Auditorium (Room 109)
“Study Survival Kits” will be distributed for all Stamford based students throughout each program office while supplies last.

For more information, please contact Josefa.forcina@uconn.edu or Lynsi.vaitukaitis@uconn.edu

Mon. April 4th

Stamford Business: Network & Refreshments | Stanford Campus Auditorium | 5:00 PM

The department is planning a networking/social event for MBA and MS students within the School of Business on the Stamford campus. Food and drinks will be provided for our students on 4/4 and 4/7.

For more information, please contact: Josefa Forcina, josefa.forcina@uconn.edu

Tues. April 5th

Literatures, Cultures & Languages: Graduate Student Luncheon | Oak 236 | 12:00 PM

For more information, please contact: Jacqueline Loss, jacqueline.loss@uconn.edu

Polymer/Material Science: Ice Cream Social | Gant North Patio, Light Court (Rain Location) | 3:30 PM

For more information, please contact: Osker Dahabsu, osker@uconn.edu

Wed. April 6th

Geosciences: Graduate Student Appreciation Lunch | BCH 233 | 11:30 AM

For more information, please contact: Christin Donnelly, christin.donnelly@uconn.edu

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences: Bulletin Board Contest and Ice Cream Social | TBA | 12:30 PM

Location will be communicated to SLHS graduate students before the event; no RSVP needed.

Contact: Sirrah Galligan, sirrah.galligan@uconn.edu

Public Policy: Pizza Party | DPP Suite 4th Floor | 2:30 PM

For more information, please contact: Catherine Guarino, catherine.guarino@uconn.edu

Thurs. April 7th

Engineering: Ice Cream Social & T-Shirt Giveaway | ITE Lobby | 12:30 PM

For more information, please contact: Safaa Buuh, safaa.buuh@uconn.edu

Polymer/Material Science: Pizza Night | Gant North Patio, Light Court (Rain Location) | 3:30 PM

For more information, please contact: Osker Dahabsu, osker@uconn.edu

Fri. April 8th

Mechanical Engineering: Graduate Student Appreciation BBQ | TBA | 12:00 PM

For more information, please contact: Victoria Cerwinski, victoria.cerwinski@uconn.edu

Pharmaceutical Sciences: Graduate Student Luncheon | TBA | 12:00 PM

For more information, please contact: Deirdre Mcavoy, deirdre.mcavoy@uconn.edu